The large family of carbide hobs from LMT Fette now has a name: CarbideLine. It comprises the CarbideLine-S solid carbide tools, the CarbideLine-H hybrid carbide tools and the multi-part gear cutting CarbideLine-I indexable carbide tools. All CarbideLine tools, just like the established PM-HSS and SpeedCore hobs, excel through maximum productivity in their specific fields of application.
CarbideLine-H tools are a new addition to the product range of LMT Tools and were presented to a trade audience for the first time at the AMB in Stuttgart. They cover the module range 5 to 12 and are designed for rough machining and finishing large lot sizes, where the tool costs of using solid carbide milling cutters are too high and the gear cutting quality is too low with indexable inserts.
CarbideLine-H tools are also highly suitable for machining high-strength materials up to 1,400 N/sq. mm and enable a gear quality up to quality grade AAA. Its preferred area of application is for gears for commercial vehicles, general mechanical engineering and energy technology. In one specific application it was possible to reduce the gearing costs per wheel by 20 percent with the CarbideLine-H compared with an indexable insert system.
CarbideLine-H tools can - like CarbideLine-S tools - be reconditioned up to twenty times at one of our LMT service centers after they have exhausted their tool life and thus make a significant contribution towards reducing the life cycle cost.